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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 12.1 October 2000

Management of RSPB Minsmere Reserve reedbeds and its impact on breeding Bitterns

By - Graham Hirons, Gillian Gilbert, Ken Smith, Geoff Welch, Glen Tyler, Ian Hawkins

The Bittern Botaurus stellaris is one of the UK's rarest breeding birds, with, in recent years, a population of around 20 booming males restricted to 12 or so breeding sites (Smith & Tyler 193; Gilbert et al. 1999). Bitterns were extinct in Britain at the end of the 19th century but returned early in the 20th century, and were proved to breed in the Norfolk Broads in 1911 (Turner 1924).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist